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Weekly inspiration from creative minds.

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Fri., March 23

Allison Arden

Founder & CEO, SOUL + CO

“Finding Soul: Thoughts on Well-being, Meaning & Success”

VCU Commons Theater

907 Floyd Avenue

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Fri., April 6

Joe Nio (ST, 2000)

Associate Partner, Discipline Lead, Strategy, VSA Partners

Bob Winter

Executive Creative Director, VSA Partners

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Past speakers

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March 16, 2018

Class of 2017 Alumni Panel

Featuring alums from R/GA, Arts & Letters, The Martin Agency, Deutsch New York and Terri & Sandy

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March 2, 2018

Tiffany Rolfe

Partner/Chief Content Officer, Co:collective

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Feb. 23, 2018

Moses Foster

President & CEO, West Cary Group

Headshot of Saneel Radia

Feb. 16, 2018

Saneel Radia

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Consulting, R/GA

Headshot of Rob Baird

Feb. 9, 2018

Rob Baird

Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Preacher

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Feb. 2, 2018

Kristina Jenkins

Chief Strategy Officer, Zambezi

Headshot of Charles Hodges and Andy Grayson

Jan. 26, 2018

Charles Hodges (CW, 2009)

Founder & ECD, Arts & Letters Creative Co.

Andy Grayson (ST, 2003)

Director of Strategy, Arts & Letters Creative Co.

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Jan. 19, 2018

Jason Peterson

Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Creative, U.S.

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Dec. 1, 2017

Karl Lieberman

Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy

Headshot of David Muhlenfeld

Nov. 10, 2017

David Muhlenfeld

Vice President/Creative Director, The Martin Agency

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Oct. 27, 2017

Rick Boyko

Former Director/Professor, VCU Brandcenter

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Oct. 13, 2017

Gautam Ramdurai (ST, 2011)

Regional Product Marketing, Asia Pacific, Google


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Oct. 6, 2017

Kelli Lemon

Social Entrepreneur, On Air Personality for Radio One Richmond, and Host of Coffee with Strangers

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Sept. 29, 2017

David Baldwin

Lead Guitar / Baldwin&

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Sept. 22, 2017

Matt Donlon

Founder / UZURV

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Sept. 15, 2017

Matthew Freeman

Author / “Overcoming Bias”​ 

Co-Founder and Lead Consultant / TMI Consulting, Inc

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Sept. 8, 2017

Cecelia Parrish (CBM, 2015)

Strategic planner / The Martin Agency

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April 21, 2017

Karen Land Short

Group creative director/Droga5 New York

Headshot of Jess Greenwood

April 14, 2017

Jess Greenwood

VP, content and partnerships/R/GA

Headshot of Jason Harris

April 7, 2017

Jason Harris

President/CEO/Mekanism Inc.

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March 31, 2017

Debbi Vandeven

Chief creative officer/VML

John Cook

Global CEO /VML

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March 24, 2017

Kevin McKeon

Chief creative officer/Olson

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March 17, 2017

Fitz Maro

Senior innovation strategist/360i

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March 3, 2017

Heidi Hackemer

Founder/Wolf & Wilhelmin

Headshot of Lisa Freiman

Feb. 24, 2017

Lisa Freiman

Director, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Headshot of Paul Keister

Feb. 17, 2017

Paul Keister

Chief Creative Officer, Carvana

Headshot of Frank McCann and Chad Hutson

Feb. 10, 2017

Frank McCann

President & CEO, McCann Systems

Chad Hutson

President, Leviathan

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Feb. 3, 2017

Winston Binch

Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch North America

Headshot of Kristen Cavallo

Jan. 27, 2017

Kristen Cavallo

US Chief Growth Officer, MullenLowe

Headshot of Rick Webb

Jan. 20, 2017

Rick Webb

Author, Consultant, & Chief Operations Officer, Timehop